Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My First Gift

My first gift is off to a good start and I didn't even have it on my list of gifts to make. That was because I wasn't going to be sewing anything for it, but it turned out I got to do some sewing after all.

We took family pictures today as part of my mom's Christmas present and dh wanted Jovi to have a dress instead of jeans and a button up shirt like the rest of us. Repurosing items (old clothes, bedsheets ect.) is a great way to save money so instead of buying a dress, I made one out of jeans I got for $0.25 at a garage sale and 1/2 a yard of fabric. I altered the top from CarlaC's A-line pattern (found HERE) and just added a skirt.
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went to a park and had my sister who is taking a photography class take the pictures. We may try again another day, getting a good picture of a preschooler and a baby at the same time is next to impossible, but here are the best of the pictures.
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Thanks for looking. I'm planning on working on all the chef hats tomorrow.

2 comments:

Kris said...

Rachel! Those pictures turned out BEAUTIFUL!! And your dress idea was brilliant to say the least!

The Alchemist said...

I'm a YCMT fan - and found your blog through the Thrifty Fifty. I absolutely love this re-purposed jeans dress. It's beautiful. Thank you for such a great idea. Good luck with everything this holiday season.